A Vigil of Solidarity for Pittsburgh

A vigil for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, which killed 11 people ranging in age from 54 to 97, will be held at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane in East Hampton on Thursday evening at 7.

“The best way to express our solidarity is to come together as a community,” said Rabbi Joshua Franklin.

The vigil will be held in partnership with Sag Harbor’s Temple Adas Israel and Bridgehampton’s Conservative Synagogue of the Hamptons. Members of all the local houses of worship will be in attendance, and the community has been invited to attend.

On Sunday, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. released a statement about the shooting. He mourned the loss of life and said that “the village wholly condemns the actions of those who feel violence and hate are acceptable in today’s society.” The village, he said, “stands in solidarity with the Jewish community during this difficult time.”

For those unable to attend Thursday's vigil, the Kaddish, a prayer of mourning, will be recited in honor of the victims at the Jewish Center’s Shabbat services on Friday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday morning at 10.